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11-173.
1. Simplify each expression. Assume the denominator does not equal zero. Homework Help ✎

Find the least common denominator.

$\frac{3x+2}{x+2}+\frac{x-5}{2(x+2)}$

$\frac{2(3x+2)}{2(x+2)}+\frac{x-5}{2(x+2)}$

$\frac{7x-1}{2x+4}$

Factor and then find the least common denominator.

$\frac{-3x+11}{x^2-4}$

Use the reciprocal to write the expression as a product, then factor and eliminate the common factors.

Factor, then eliminate the common factors.